The Boonville Lady Pirates tennis team finished fourth out of six teams over the weekend while competing in the annual Lady Pirate Open at the high school tennis courts.
Osage captured first in the tournament at 5-0. Moberly finished second at 4-1, followed by Father Tolton at 3-2, Boonville fourth at 2-3, Fulton fifth at 1-4 and Lexington sixth at 0-6.
Boonville Lady Pirates tennis coach Stephanie Green said the day ran smoothly.
“Our ladies acquired a lot of court time and experience some with new partners and some as singles,” Green said. “Coleman and Browning at the No. 2 spot had the highest finish of the day in third place. They played very strong doubles in the middle matches and were really gelling. Kearns got some good experience against a couple of true number one players and worked hard on her patience and stroking the ball with control.
“Rice and Koa showed up as a solid team placing fourth. They really seemed to come together and started moving and communicating well. In fifth, Dorkins also played good points and got stronger through the day when she realized that playing more experienced players brought up her level of play. Grizzle and Collins struggled with consistency but started making corrections and started to minimize their errors and play more aggressively at the net by the end of the day.”
The No. 2 doubles team of Brooke Coleman and Olivia Browning had the highest finish for the Lady Pirates. By finishing 3-2 on the day, Coleman and Browning placed third overall.
The No. 3 doubles team of Kamryn Rice and Dianna Koa, meanwhile, took fourth with a record of 2-3 while the No. 1 doubles team of Abbie Grizzle and Bayli Collins finished fifth at 1-4.
In singles, senior Erin Kearns finished fourth with a record of 1-4 while Cidney Dorkins placed fifth with the same identical record.